COTEAUX DU LAYON VILLAGES

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COTEAUX DU LAYON VILLAGES

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The production covers 6 communes in the Maine et Loire bordering the Layon : Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Faye-d’Anjou, Rablay-sur-Layon, Rochefort-sur-Loire, Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné et Saint-Lambert-duLattay.The Municipality of St- Aubin -de -Luigné is called "Pearl of the Layon". These are great sweet whites that unveil the full expression of Chenin overripe : intense nose, opulence and vivacity.

Climate

Clima

Temperate oceanic climate. Slopes have good exposure and airflow, helping grapes to reach extreme levels of ripeness and to botrytise. Proximity to the Layon promotes the development of noble rot.

Soil type

Sunny slopes to the south of the Loire; pebble soils, mainly schists - but can also contain clay and silica.

Varietals

Chenin

Colour(s) and Style(s)

Sweet white

Annual Production*

3 800 hl

or around 506 700 bottles

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Producers

70

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Basic Yield

30 hl/ha

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Conservation


elevage 5 years +

From 5 years to several decades - even a whole century for some of the great vintages. 

Decant richer, more concentrated wines

Food and Wine Parings

Menu
Aperatif

Foie-Gras Canapés

Cheese

Blue cheeses, such as Fourme d'Ambert

Desert

Desserts with White or Yellow Fruit,

Tropical Fruit or Frangipane

Degustation
Look

Deep or light golden yellow with green highlights, moving to old gold with amber highlights

Nose

Honey, acacia flower, lemongrass, pineapple, apricot, and quince. Fresh fruit in the younger wines, while the more developed, concentrated wines tend towards scents of candied fruit 

Palate

Rounded, sumptuous, well-balanced and clean. Fresh and vibrant on the finish.

* Annual average over the last 5 years

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